Ten Largest cannabis producing countries

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Mexico is ranked fourth among the world’s largest marijuana producing countries and has historically been among the largest cannabis producers in the world.

In fact, the word “marijuana” originated in Mexico. Cannabis was introduced to Mexico by the Spanish in the sixteenth century, in the form of hemp.

Personal possession of small amounts of cannabis was decriminalized by Mexico in 2009 in order to reduce illicit drug activity, while medical use for THC content less than 1 percent was legalized in 2017.